Register now for IIDEX, Green Building Festival and Light Canada

Taking place at Toronto’s Direct Energy Centre, the exposition runs from September 23 to 24, 2010, and the conference runs from September 22 to 25, 2010. Be sure to check out special programming for architects this year. Selected highlights include the best in Eco-Architecture Plenary at the Green Building Festival, the Jardin de Métis installation, Kitchen Concept 2015, and CEU-accredited seminars/special panel discussions, one of which is the highly anticipated “Socially Responsible Architecture” featuring panellist John Cary, longtime former executive director of Public Architecture and currently President of Next American City.


IIDEX/NeoCon Canada’s Free Registration Ends September 15

Register today to take advantage of free exhibit hall entry and early bird seminar pricing. Register now at


IIDEX/NeoCon Canada 2010 Highlights

From interactive landscapes to the latest building materials, these must-see features offer in-depth insight into the design world’s big innovations, including Material World, Reford Gardens, Kitchen Concept 2015, and the Light Canada Feature Installation featuring state-of-the-art technology from Traxon. Visit for more information.


Earn Valuable OAA CORE CON-ED Points at Seminars, Panels and Workshops

IIDEX offers more than 75 CEU accredited seminars including seminars that offer directed points for architects. Look for OAA Core wording/logo for seminars offering core points. Sign up today to avoid disappointment, and visit for more information.


IIDEX/NeoCon Canada Keynote Speakers

This year’s must see lineup of IIDEX/NeoCon Canada keynote speakers includes the following international thought leaders:


* Design: Arik Levy, Ldesign, Paris

* Environment: Jeremy Rifkin, Foundation of Economic Trends, USA

* Innovation: Avi Flombaum, Designer Pages, New York

* Architecture: Craig Dykers, Snohetta, New York/Oslo


For more detailed information on these free keynote presentations, please visit


Panels with Punch!

2010 offers the best lineup to date of international panel discussions covering the most important topics facing the design, architectural, sustainable, and facility management communities. Featured panel sessions include the following:


Thursday, September 23

Power Panel: The Aging Face of the New Workplace (T12)

1:00pm to 2:00pm

Designer Helen Kerr, Gensler’s workplace, practice area leader Janet Pogue and leading experts from Baycrest discuss the challenges, dynamics and physical changes of multigenerational office environments.


Friday, September 24

Power Panel: Debating the Benefits of BIM – A Roundtable (F03)

8:30am to 10:30am

Ganesh Bala, Arlene Gould and Lynn McGregor explore the challenges (including legal and financial) as well as the benefits and best practices involved in adopting BIM in Ontario.


Power Panel: The Culture of Design (F01)

10:00am to 11:00am

Cheryl Durst leads D.B. Kim and Jon Otis in this provocative dialogue about the true and expanding nature of design and how it intersects with the demand for experience-focused design and business culture.


Power Panel: Social Responsibility – The New Green (F18)

1:00pm to 3:00pm

Contract magazine’s Jennifer Busch leads a powerhouse lineup of design leaders including Eileen Jones, John Cary, Prataap Patrose and Janna Levitt in a talk on socially responsible design.


Power Panel: For Beauty’s Sake – Reclaiming Design’s Greatest Power (F28)

1:00pm to 3:00pm

Arlene Gould of DIAC moderates what will surely be a lively discussion about beautiful design in the 21st century with David Dixon, Siamak Hariri, Janet Rosenberg, Glenn Pushelberg and Paul Rowan.


Exhibitor List

The hottest products from more than 350 exhibitors take center stage at IIDEX this year. Plan your visit in advance by using the interactive search functions found on the IIDEX website. For more information, please visit


For complete information and to register for IIDEX/NeoCon Canada, the Green Building Festival, or Light Canada, please visit